Kroc Center partners with West Central Illinois Agency on Aging to offer free healthy aging series

QUINCY — The Kroc Center and the West Central Illinois Agency on Aging, with funding from the Illinois Department on Aging, have partnered to offer a free 12-week Fit and Strong healthy aging series.

The series will begin Jan. 9 and is free. Participants can registering for classes on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 9-10:30 a.m. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 27.

In a press release, fitness program specialist Kristin Obert said, “We’re excited about the return of the health aging series to The Kroc Center’s program offerings. I hope that by partnering with the West Central Illinois Agency on Aging, we can reach more community members who may benefit from this class.”

Fit and Strong is an evidence-based, multiple-component exercise program for the healthy aging population, focusing on decreasing lower body stiffness and pain and increasing lower body strength, aerobic capacity and caloric expenditure. The goal of the 12-week program is to improve overall health, promote participation in future exercise programs and build confidence to do so.

Pre and post-strength testing will be performed. Each participant must fill out a health history questionnaire and a program enrollment form. Registration can be completed at The Kroc Center’s Welcome Desk, 405 Vermont.

For more information, contact Obert at 217-231-5638 or

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